Man airlifted following fall

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Wednesday 9th April 2014 – 1.15pm – Suzie Fothergill.

A man has been airlifted to hospital following an incident in Staffordshire today.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Lichfield Road in Tamworth shortly before 7.20am this morning.

An ambulance, a paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle, the Hazardous Area Response Team and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire were dispatched to the scene. The Police and Fire Service were also in attendance.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews were called to reports of a man who had become injured after falling from a ladder whilst on top of a storage container.

“The man, who is believed to have been trying to access a higher stacked container had fallen from a lower rung of the ladder.

“The casualty was treated at the scene for a possible spinal injury. He was fully immobilised and given pain relief before being brought down to safety using a hydraulic platform.

“The man, believed to be in his 40’s, was airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further assessment and treatment.”

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